Hometown: Tyr , South Lebanon
Lives and Works: Beirut
Wael Farran Studio is a Beirut-based interior architecture practice and home of FORMITABLE, a special line of one of a kind tables. With successful completed residential and commercial projects in Lebanon, Paris, Dakar and Cairo the studio specializes in bespoke homes and refined projects.
Founded in 2000 by Wael Farran, the design studio made its mark in the market due to its innovative and versatile designs. “A designer should never repeat himself” explains Farran, “nor should he limit himself.” This is why the firm’s designs span across various styles from Classical to Contemporary, passing by Neo Classical, Art Deco and Modern, sometimes with a twist.
Over the years, we have created an environment of trust with our clients, utilized our excellent relationships with suppliers and craftsmen and managed the project in its smallest details leading to a perfect final execution and a seamless project experience.
About Wael Farran
Born in October 1975, Wael Farran grew up in Tyr, his native city where he was “raised by illusions and reality, molded by the music of the world.” as he likes to describe his childhood. He came to Beirut and after a year of studying law, he shifted to design and graduated in 2000 from the Lebanese American University with a BA in Interior Architecture
If at first Farran thought that interior architecture was about furniture layout and drape selection, he quickly learned there was more to it and embraced the search for elements and space with passion. Today he has over 17 years of experience under his belt with a myriad of satisfied clients.
Farran, the interior architect sees himself as a sculptor. For him each elevation has its beauty and its potential. “A good design is one that is both beautiful and functional,” explains Farran. This is why the human being is at the core of his creations. Each space must serve the person using it, providing aesthetic and functional comfort. Hence a great flexibility in design that spans in various styles and currents. “I have been transforming spaces for over 17 years, without restraining my signature to specific structural designs and techniques, drawing my inspiration from the city of cultures and contrasts, Beirut.”
Farran’s signature hides in the attention to details. Details that turn a space into a home or a personal area. “Being aware of the client’s psychology is essential. I keep in mind that the space I am designing is made for a specific individual, hence it should fit their lifestyle and reflect them in addition to serving its function “
Farran is also the lead designer of FORMITABLE, a line of custom made, one of kind line of tables. “Because tables are the focal point of a space and of our human interactions, they deserve a special attention.”
For Farran, designing is giving part of one’s self. He believes that every creation he does starts and ends with the heart. “A piece of art, a piece of my heart,” he always confirms, smiling.